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April 2, 2012News for the biotech, medical device, drug and food regulatory profession

  Drugs & Biologics 
  • Bayer's anti-coagulant Xarelto gets NICE endorsement
    The U.K. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended Xarelto as preventive therapy for systemic embolism and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, after maker Bayer submitted additional information on the anti-coagulant. Xarelto competes with Boehringer Ingelheim's Pradaxa, which gained NICE endorsement in November. Fox Business/Dow Jones Newswires (3/29) Email this Story
  Food & Dietary Supplements 
  • FDA rejects petition to ban BPA in food packaging
    The FDA on Friday rejected the Natural Resources Defense Council's petition to ban the use of bisphenol A in food packaging on grounds that the group failed to give sufficient scientific evidence to revise the current regulations. However, FDA spokesman Douglas Karas said "this is not a final safety determination on BPA." Los Angeles Times/Booster Shots blog (tiered subscription model) (3/30), Reuters (3/30) Email this Story
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  Medical Devices 
  • Senators want stronger FDA oversight after GAO report
    The findings of a Government Accountability Office report presented during a Senate hearing on the proposed medical device user fee agreement prompted Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., to call for tougher oversight of the FDA. The report indicated that medical device review times have risen significantly. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (3/29) Email this Story
  • FDA drafts rules on tobacco marketing
    The FDA proposed two rules as part of its broader tobacco regulation. The first requires manufacturers to report the amount of harmful compounds in tobacco, while the other calls for scientific evidence to support marketing approval for a "modified-risk" product. Reuters (3/30) Email this Story
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